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Art Exhibitions in 2020 showing the Best of Pablo Picasso Famous Paintings

Do you want to see Pablo Picasso’s Famous Paintings?? Great news for all Pablo Picasso fans! 2020 is a fantastic year for Picasso all over the world! Many art museums will be hosting exhibitions devoted to Picasso and his artworks. Below is a comprehensive list of Picasso exhibitions in 2020.

The Studio - Pablo Picasso Painting
The Studio – Pablo Picasso Painting

Pablo Picasso Exhibitions 2020

Exhibition: Picasso & Paper

When: Was scheduled for May 24, 2020 to August 23, 2020. However has been postponed to September 2020. Will update of dates when published.
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery.

Picasso Paper Collage entitled:  Women at Their Toilette
Picasso Paper Collage entitled: Women at Their Toilette

This exhibition will focus on Pablo Picasso’s relationship with paper. Picasso used all types of paper for all kinds of artistic purposes. He used paper from café tablecloths, newspaper cuttings and whatever caught his interest. Picasso worked with paper for sketching, painting, collages, printmaking and sculptures. This exhibition will display about 300 Picasso paper-related artworks, spanning his entire artistic career.

Exhibition: Modigliani – Picasso. The Primitivist Revolution

When: From 18 September 2020 until 10 January 2021.
Where: Albertina Museum, Vienna

The ALBERTINA Museum is dedicating this exhibition to the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani to mark  100 years since his death. When Modigliani came to Paris, he noticed early on Pablo Picasso’s interest in Iberian and African sculpture. This exhibition will focus and highlight how in fact, Picasso left a long-lasting influenced on Modigliani’s artworks.

Pablo Picasso Painting from African Period
Pablo Picasso Painting from African Period [Public Domain]
Modigliani African Statue
Modigliani African Statue

You have got to be able to picture side by side everything Matisse & I were doing at that time. No one has ever looked at Matisse’s painting more carefully than I; & no one has looked at mine more carefully than he. ” Quote Pablo Picasso

“Only one person has the right to criticize me. It’s Picasso.” 

Quote Henri Matisse

This exhibition is showcasing more than 60 paintings and sculptures of the two artists, some of which have never been seen in Australia before. Also on display are drawings, prints, illustrated books and costumes by the two artists. The artworks are on loan from public and private collections in Australia and worldwide.

Exhibition: Pablo Picasso – Les Femmes d’Alger

When:  20 June to 13 September 2020
Venue: Museum Berggruen, Berlin Germany

The revolutionary artist Pablo Picasso, who broke away from traditional art, was in fact a huge lover of traditional European painting. His favorite European masters included El Greco, Velázquez, Goya and Eugène Delacroix. In particular, he loved Delacroix’ 1834 painting entitled Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement (Women of Algiers in their Apartment).

This Delacroix painting depicted Algerian concubines.  When Picasso first saw this painting in the Louvre, he was awe-struck. In fact, whenever he returned to the Louvre, he would return to this painting. It was his “Mona Lisa”.

Delacroix’ painting entitled Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement
Delacroix’ 1834 painting entitled Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement 

In the winter of 1954-55, Picasso who was then 73 years old, started his own series of artworks based on the Delacroix ‘Femmes d’Alger’. In three months, Picasso painted a series of fifteen oil paintings and over a hundred paper sketches and lithographs.

Pablo Picasso Painting entitled: Femmes d’Alger
Pablo Picasso Painting entitled: Femmes d’Alger

Museum Berggruen is the only public museum in Europe where you can see Picasso’s iconic Femmes D’Alger series. Alongside this exhibition are other Picasso artworks  and also paintings of other artists who were inspired by the Spanish artist.

Exhibition: Picasso Painting the Blue Period

When: June 27 – September 20, 2020
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario

This exhibition focuses on Pablo Picasso’s blue period (1901 – 1904).  There are two main events that prompted this painting period. Firstly, a recent trip throughout Spain and secondly, the suicide of a close friend, Carlos Casagemas.

What does Blue Symbolize For Picasso?

Art experts say that Picasso’s Blue Period was the period when Picasso’s art matured. During this phase, he painted predominantly with blue hues dominating most his artworks. Experts believe that the blue colors provided Picasso with artistic expression for feelings of fragility, depression and vulnerability. During the blue period, Picasso created paintings, sculptures and paper artworks.

Pablo Picasso Blue Period
Blue Period Painting – Pablo Picasso artwork

This amazing Canadian exhibition will include around 70 Picasso artworks from the blue period. In addition, there will be a selection of art pieces by other artists that influenced the young Spaniard.

This rich collection has been brought together from loans from many different international private collections and public institutions all over the world. For more information, press here.

Exhibition: Simply the Best

Where: Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Germany
When: 30 May until 6 September 2020

This exhibition brings together four of the greatest 20th century artists: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Each of these artists had a huge influence on modern art, each artist in this own way and style. Simply the Best brings together the museum’s most important and beautiful artworks. It is a celebration of the museum’s impressive twenty-year art acquisition history. For more information, press here.

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